Latest from Glenn Kessler

A pair of misleading GOP attacks on Biden’s infrastructure plan

Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have offered dubious claims and faulty numbers to attack Biden’s infrastructure plan.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Biden’s claim that the ‘average rapist rapes about six times’

The president cites a statistic derived from a two-decade-old study that has come under attack by other experts on sexual assault.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Fact-checking Biden’s remarks on guns

The president pushed the envelope with some of the statements he made on guns in the Rose Garden.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Biden says suicides are up because of covid. That may not have happened.

New data suggests suicides fell in 2020, but overdoses and other “deaths of despair” are up during the pandemic.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Biden’s pitch that the economy ‘will create 19 million jobs’ if infrastructure is passed

The president used finely-tuned language that sometimes leaves the wrong impression -- and which other administration officials have bungled.
  • Apr 6, 2021

President Biden, recidivist

Over and over, notwithstanding fact checks, President Biden has repeated these three false or misleading claims
  • Apr 2, 2021

The bogus claim that Democrats seek to register ‘illegal aliens’ to vote

A Heritage Action attack ad make the hyperbolic claim that Democrats crafted an elections bill to enlist voter registration of undocumented immigrants
  • Mar 31, 2021

Biden falsely claims the new Georgia law ‘ends voting hours early’

The president jabs a section of the new Georgia law as “outrageous,” but that provision actually expanded early voting for many residents in the state.
  • Mar 30, 2021

No, Delaware doesn’t specifically prohibit food or water at the polls like Georgia

A top Georgia election official suggested that Delaware has the same sort of election law as Georgia. But that talking point falls short.
  • Mar 29, 2021

Fact-checking President Biden’s first news conference

In his hour-long news conference, Biden flubbed some statistics and made claims that lacked context.
  • Mar 25, 2021